HONEYMOONERS / 8 days 7 ngiths
DAY1: CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
Upon arrival, you will find our driver and guide who will escort you to your hotel for check in, tonight, do things at your pace, enjoy dinner at the hotel, hit the spa, relax by the pool, unwind and save your energy, you have a long day ahead. Once you shaked off the stress of your wedding, we gonna hit the road to the red city, Marrakech!
After your hotel checkin, we will go and visit the Jamaa El Fna square, with its snake sharmers, acrobats, and lively cinema style attractions, your guide will lead you through the medina maze, enjoy aromatic smells if spices and Moroccan oils, have a taste of the freshly squeezed orange juice and venture into the souks for some ultimate handmade and organic shopping.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH MONUMENTS
Today after your first Moroccan breakfast, we will go back in time centuries back to discover the mysteries of this amazing red city. We will start at the Bahia palace, known for its incredible gardens, built in the 19th century, built to be one of the greatest palaces of its time from which derives the name Bahia: Brilliance. We will continue our time travel through the Medina walls in the direction of the highest building in Marrakech, The Kououbia Mosque, known as the mosque of the booksellers, follow your guide through the minarets while he explains to you the history of this marvel.
After your delicious launch getting a taste of Morocco, we will head to the koranic school Ben Youssef, named after the Almoravid Sultan who made Marrakech a known place worldwide, this school is the largest Madrassa in Morocco. Once done, we will head to the Jewish Mellah to shop for the best leather and pottery Morocco can offer. Later we head for tea at sunset to enjoy the golden views of the Jamaa El Fna Square.
DAY 3: MARRAKECH GARDENS
Today stroll like a king and queen in your horse carriage around the city and visit the famous Majorelle gardens known internationally, walk around the cactus trees and visit the museum to discover the berber heritage of the country, once done, head for the Menara gardens and enjoy a first class lunch overlooking the Marrakchi city life. Head back to your hotel for a 5-star dinner and overnight.
DAY4: OURIKA EXCURSION
Marrakech is geographically situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, a mountain range that connects North Africa Algeria and Tunisia. The High Atlas is cut from the Draa River in the south and from the valley of Imlil, Ourika and Zat in north. Thanks to its geographical position Marrakech is a starting point for many day trips. From the hotel where you are staying, you can head towards the valley of Ourika, reach the Berber village of SittiFatma where you can have lunch in a berber cafe. On Mondays there is the market (souk) in Tnin, the centre of the valley, an opportunity to not be missed for a taste of rural life. If you want to walk (45-60 min) to the waterfalls, you can have a local guide. Do not forget to wear comfortable shoes suitable for long walks on streets and unpaved paths. The climb to see the falls is quite steep. The walk includes Oukaimeden too this part is closed during winter months due to snow. One option, weather permitting, is to return to Marrakech on the road which circles the valley of Ouirgane. Return back to Marrakech for dinner and overnight.
DAY5: PALMERAI GARDEN & ART GALLERY
Visit the gallery and gardens created by AbderrazzakBenchaabane is a Marrakech legend. Quiet and soft spoken, this renowned Garden Designer, Ethnobotanist, Perfumer, Teacher, Photographer, Writer, Garden Restorer and Publisher has created a landmark place for himself within the world of the “red hamra” city. An academic who gained his doctorate in botanical ecology from Semlalia Faculty of Sciences at Marrakech’s Cadi Ayyad University, Benchaabane is currently a Botany and Ecology professor at the University of Marrakech.
DAY6: ESSAOUIRA – SIDI KAOUKI
Wake up at your pace and enjoy the Marrakech sun, once your breakfast is done, we will head west in the direct of the coast of Morocco to the city Essaouira, this port city is protected by an 18th century wall named the Skala of the Kasbah and old brass cannons lining the calls, designer by the Portuguese and other European engineers to show the marvel of the Atlantic ocean. If wind surfing is your thing, Essaouira is known all over the world and holds international surfing competitions.
DAY 7: ESSAOUIRA – CASABLANCA (VIA ELJADIDA & OUALIDIA)
Waking up at your own pace, we head to Casablanca, on route, we drop by ELjadida for lunch, if time allows we will visit the old portugese cistern. Eljadida is a port cityu on the atlantic coast wit massive portugese designed walls with hewn stone.
We will stop by the famous Moroccan restaurant Ali Baba for lunch before we drop by the beach town Oualidia, then we continue our coastal road trip to Casablanca. Arriving early evening for dinner and overnight.
Seems like your holiday is over and we definitely will expect you again for another tour of our beautiful Morocco. Depending on your flight, we will escort you to the airport on time and wish you a safe flight back home.
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